I think my final European vacation reflection will take me back to London, where I always get inspiration. The Victoria & Albert Museum is always chock full of surprises. Each time I go I seem to stumble across a room or wing I didn't know about. It was like that when I lived in London and it's still like that every time I go back to visit. This time my partner and I came across the ceramics wing. Along the way, I was inspired by the architecture of the museum itself.
Deep navy ceilings with crisp white walls:
Tan/khaki (brown) with black and white--it's also my favorite color combo for clothing this summer:
Simple, modern lighting to contrast old/traditional architecture:
A scrim or window shade printed with a photograph:
Balancing scale, size, heights, and color in a grouping of objects:
Bringing pops of color (like turquoise) to a bunch of neutrals:
Just a little hint of red between charcoal gray and white:
Painted walls and trim with natural wood doors and windows:
Deep chocolate brown with pale green:
And from the furniture collection....
Classic bent wood/cane chairs:
Different chair styles all painted the same color:
Chinoiserie in different color combinations:
So inspiring! So glad I always it a point to visit whenever we're in town. A part of me will always be there :-)